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Tax Return Information

Office International Education Tax Return Information

TAX RETURN INFORMATION
As an international student or scholar in the US, you are obligated to file a US tax return during your stay. Understanding the US tax system and filing a tax return is an overwhelming and confusing experience for any student.
That’s why, to make things easier for you, Emporia State University has teamed up with Sprintax - an online tool specifically designed for international students and scholars which helps you prepare your Federal and State tax returns in less than 20 minutes!

WHY SHOULD YOU FILE A TAX RETURN?
  • The most important reason to file a return is that it is a legal requirement of the United States. Failing to file may impact the status of your current visa and make future US visa applications difficult.
  • Avoid penalties – If you miss the April 15th deadline you may face late filing penalties. Filing prior to this date prevents this, so the earlier you file, the better.
  • You may be owed a tax refund – most international students filing a tax return are due a tax refund for overpaid tax. The average refund is $800 - $1000. It’s worth checking if you are due a refund.
GET STARTED WITH SPRINTAX
1) Register here.
2) Complete each section.
3) Sprintax will prepare your tax return.
4) It will be available for download in your online account.